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The Wickaninnish Inn Named a Gold Badge Winner in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels of 2015 Rankings

Tofino, British Columbia (January, 27 2015). The Wickaninnish Inn was named a Best Hotel, Canada by U.S. News & World Report, in the magazine’s annual “Best Hotels” rankings, which were announced today. “The Wick” also earned a Gold badge, a distinction awarded to the top 10 percent of the hotels ranked in each region. A total of 218 luxury hotels in Canada, 1,713 in the U.S., 339 in Mexico and 288 in the Caribbean are featured in the 2015 rankings.

The Wickaninnish Inn is situated on Chesterman Beach in Tofino, an iconic surfing community on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island. With surrounding views of the Pacific Ocean, and a temperate rainforest as a backdrop, it is a popular year-round destination. The area’s wild beaches, great restaurants, bear watching, passing whales, and numerous hiking trails within Pacific Rim National Park draw outdoor enthusiasts, culinary travelers, families, spa lovers, eloping couples, and honeymooners.

The “Wick” is also the place where the concept of winter storm watching originated.  Here, in the winter months, guests can experience the natural drama of 25-foot waves crashing against the shore onto Chesterman Beach.  Diners have a window seat overlooking the scene from their table at The Pointe Restaurant, with its 240-degree views, while enjoying fresh, innovative regional cuisine prepared by the talented culinary team, headed by Executive Chef Warren Barr. The Wick’s Ancient Cedars Spa provides a well-deserved retreat into relaxation after an exciting day in the elements.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as a “Best Hotel” and even more delighted to receive a Gold badge by U.S. News & World Report,” said Charles McDiarmid, Managing Director. “We always strive to provide our guests with warm, courteous and anticipatory service to ensure the very best possible experience during their visit to our Inn and our destination, and this recognition is indeed an honor.”  

About the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Rankings

The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class rankings.  U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges.  The rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For the complete list of winners, visit or join the conversation on Twitter using the #BestHotels15 hashtag.

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